Last week, multiple outlets reported that Newcastle were close to reaching an agreement for Central Coast Mariners starlet Garang Kuol. The reports stated Newcastle would trigger the striker’s modest buy-out clause while paying add-ons for the various stages of his development.
Updates on the move have grown scarce in the last week. Though, former Middlesbrough and Australia goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has made some comments on Newcastle’s links to his compatriot.
The Chronicle has published the following sound advice Schwarzer had for Kuol:
“Get your head down. Don’t get sucked in by all the attention, don’t let your head get pulled up into the clouds. Wherever you go, even if it’s a big club or a small club, keep doing the basics.
“Keep doing the right things because we’ve seen it with players leaving Australia in the past and they’d thought they’d already made it when in fact they’d gotten nowhere near it and after a couple of years, they fell by the wayside.
“Just because you’re a talent at this age doesn’t mean it’ll last forever. I’m the first person to say ‘Go to Europe’ – if you’re good enough to make it in Europe, that’s where you’ll want to be. But that’s where the hard work starts – it’s hard to get there but it’s even harder staying there.”
Kuol turned 18 last week and hopefully will be sealing a move to Newcastle sometime in January. If he does sign, he’ll likely end up out on loan for the immediate future as he may not be able to gain a work permit.
Newcastle need to scour the globe for promising young talent. The club signed four youngsters over the summer though three were defenders and the other a goalkeeper. Getting some attacking prospects in the door could one of the aims for January.
137 comments so far
The Prince's Mate
Sep 20, 2022 at 7:49 PMComment #1
The Prince's Mate
Sep 20, 2022 at 7:50 PMComment #2
Sep 20, 2022 at 7:50 PMComment #3
Who knows how his career will turn out, but it’s good to see us scouting the world!
Sep 20, 2022 at 7:53 PMComment #4
No 4 :)l
Sep 20, 2022 at 7:56 PMComment #5
When you really think about it
It took Alex Ferguson 2 year to start to get results
And then dominant the PL
EH has already bettered his start and if it wernt for Var we would be in the top 6/4 already
I’m all in on Eddie and hope he is giving long time which I’m sure he will be
Our owners aren’t daft they know their stuff and we are moving forward very fast
Sep 20, 2022 at 7:57 PMComment #6
Newcastle United FC
#NUFC’s U21s head into the break of their #PapaJohnsTrophy match against Barnsley on level terms.
Sep 20, 2022 at 8:12 PMComment #7
June Smith is having a blinder in goal for the U21’s.
Sep 20, 2022 at 8:13 PMComment #8
Jude Smith, bloody spell check.
Sep 20, 2022 at 8:13 PMComment #9
I’d have him
Transfer News Live
Jack Grealish has told those around him that he doesn’t expect to stay at Manchester City beyond next summer and has already asked his agent to search for potential new clubs.
(Source: Football Insider)
Sep 20, 2022 at 8:21 PMComment #10
Journalist Ross Gregory on Anderson injury “It’s just a bit of a niggle again. He should be back for after the international break.”
Sep 20, 2022 at 8:22 PMComment #11
Sep 20, 2022 at 8:23 PMComment #12
Swap him for Almiron.
Sep 20, 2022 at 8:29 PMComment #13
Not sure I would want Grealish tbh
He predominantly plays LW and I’d prefer Maxi any day of the week
Grealish is 10 times worse than Maddison for his antics and if we are going to take that type of player then give me Zaha all day
Sep 20, 2022 at 8:38 PMComment #14
Colchester United Northampton Town
Bit late I know but lip smacking scampi fries 🙂
Sep 20, 2022 at 8:39 PMComment #15
Sep 20, 2022 at 8:39 PMComment #16
Sounds like a good deal 😉
I know what your saying mate and I’d rather Maxi. Grealish would be a good buy tho
Sep 20, 2022 at 8:42 PMComment #17
1-0 to Barnsley.
Sep 20, 2022 at 8:46 PMComment #18
Shame Novo as they were doing well
Sep 20, 2022 at 8:47 PMComment #19
Sep 20, 2022 at 8:50 PMComment #20
Coming Home – I’m no looking at VAR from an outside view (as you put it), I’m looking at it from a neutral perspective. I (and most people) want VAR to work without bias. I find it unhelpful when people are criticising VAR but they’re laced with bias. I’m sure there are Wolves fans convinced that their 2nd “goal” should have been allowed as well as Man City fans convinced that Trippier should have been sent off and others that Schar should have been sent off (I forget who that was against). There was even a Bournemouth fan on BBC live chat arguing that it shouldn’t have been a penalty at the weekend.
I want VAR to be fair and correct, an unbiased method for ALL teams to get what they deserve.
Sep 20, 2022 at 8:58 PMComment #21
To be totally honest I couldn’t give two foots about fairness with anyone else as then couldn’t give two foots when it came down to fairness with the takeover and tried they’re very best to stop it from happening and almost got their way.
I’ll comment on it and say if I thought it was right or wrong but I couldn’t care less about any other result than the toons
Sep 20, 2022 at 9:02 PMComment #22
Fair enough mate I just see it through black and white eyes i guess, but even trying to be none bias I think if your level your onside and fail to see how that linesman could judge Isak offside and I’m sure Wham fans could argue their point on their pen but I agree with them but tbh not really bothered but I’m very bothered we got cheated
In my eyes we have definitely been stitched but even if it’s borderline I wouldn’t defend the refs or Var for that
At least 5 points we should have that have been stripped in my opinion
The Mighty Quinn
Sep 20, 2022 at 9:06 PMComment #23
It’s TDS the masked avenger seeking out crimes committed by VAR, to make VAR a shining beacon for all clubs and fans so there will no more heinous acts of atrocious refereeing.
He’s really great.
He’ 6 foot 8.
Whenever there’s a VAR decision he’ll be there.
Sep 20, 2022 at 9:08 PMComment #24
Sep 20, 2022 at 9:17 PMComment #25
Ah, another witch hunt. C’mon lads, he’s on holiday.
By the way, I nominate Colonel Mustard, in the Library, with the lead piping. Quack.
Sep 20, 2022 at 9:20 PMComment #26
Coming Home – I get that, I really do. Sometimes, in the heat of the moment, I get caught up in the tribalism and bias but when I’m calm I just look at most things from a neutral perspective really. I mean, I’d still laugh if Man Utd didn’t get a blatant penalty because VAR failed (or whatever) but I’d also agree that it shouldn’t happen.
As for Isak’s offside, the crucial thing for me is that the assistant referee put his flag up for offside. For me, VAR only intervenes if it proves 100% that Isak was onside. I’ve seen it showing an image of him just offside so you simply can’t expect that decision to be overruled if there’s any doubt.
The goal ruled out against Palace was a joke and you could certainly argue that if we’d been lucky then we’d have got a penalty or two more but ref’s have a hard enough job as it is, I’m not one for criticising them for making a borderline decision that doesn’t go our way.
Again, the VAR overrule for the goal against Palace simply shouldn’t have happened but everything else is down to fine margins. I’d rather see us win without relying on such fine margins.
Sep 20, 2022 at 9:24 PMComment #27
TMQ – I’m only 6’5” but yeah, I’d like to exactly that! A perfectly working VAR so barely any fans complain about referee decisions any more. 🙂
Sep 20, 2022 at 9:25 PMComment #28
I agree it’s fine margins
We could be sitting in 4th with a few fine margins in our favour but that’s football I guess
Still think we will be top 6/7th come what may
Sep 20, 2022 at 9:29 PMComment #29
Coming Home – yeah, exactly. With a bit of luck, we could have a lot more points really. Could argue that we’ve had chances to win every single game but we’ve only won one! We’ll probably have a run of a few games where we get more points than we deserve too, at least I hope we do! 🙂
I know we need to do more in the attacking third but our play has still deserved more points than we have so far.
I still think 8th but I’ll be delighted with 6th or 7th!
Sep 20, 2022 at 9:32 PMComment #30
CH, do you know any lasses called May? It’s an auld fashioned name isn’t it…
Sep 20, 2022 at 9:35 PMComment #31
I May or I May not I’m saying nowt
Sep 20, 2022 at 9:38 PMComment #32
Best way marra
Fenham to Chalfont
Sep 20, 2022 at 9:51 PMComment #33
There was no way that the Trippier trip in the man city game on Kevin De Bruyne was a straight red card:
– it was not dangerous play as his studs were down.
– At the moment of contact Trippier left was lowered.
– In slow motion it was clear as day it was a yellow card or professional foul, it happens and can stop a goal and take a yellow for the team.
– Trippier apologsed after the game to De Bruyne, who was on record in acceptance it was just a professional foul and not dangerous play, Kevin De Bruyne accepted that Tripper is not a dirty player intent on causing injury to a fellow professional.
Trippier overturned red card was the right decision and no way was it dangerous play. In the end juts a tripp (no pun intended) to stop a dangerous break. The Italians and Spaniards are masters at it
Not sure how and why you can’t see this, when De Bruyne himself accepted it? The above is not my view through tinted glasses, it’s what happened and I’m struggling to see why you can’t.
I’d like your reasoning/opinion on this and why you feel it was a straight red card for dangerous play that warraned a 3 game ban.
Sep 20, 2022 at 9:56 PMComment #34
Fenham – I never said Trippier should have been sent off. I said it was a perfect example of VAR being used correctly and benefitting us by overruling the on-field decision and changing it to a yellow card. Without VAR, he would have been off. Ok, the previous system would have meant it would likely have been rescinded after the match but we’d have been down to 10 men and likely lost that match.
Sep 20, 2022 at 10:12 PMComment #35
Well, that killed the blog. Nite folks!
Fenham to Chalfont
Sep 20, 2022 at 10:16 PMComment #36
Apologies as I interpreted from your below quote you made in #26 where you seemed to be playing devil’s advocate re VAR decisions that were allowed for us that others thought were the wrong decisions which you sided with. It came across very much that you were highlighting the fact we’ve been lucky in VAR decisions:
“I’m sure there are Wolves fans convinced that their 2nd “goal” should have been allowed as well as Man City fans convinced that Trippier should have been sent off”
All I was saying was the Trippier VAR was a nailed on yellow and any NUFC fan, or neutral fan accepted after seeing it in slow motion. You brought it up and found it a bit odd at first. You so come across very neutral at times 😉
Sep 20, 2022 at 10:23 PMComment #37
That killed the blog?
TDS, you killed the blog, going on all day about VAR, let’s just start with that.
Why is it when anyone else has an opinion on anything you seem to be the first to fire shots and you always seem to think your always right.
TDS, learn some humility, stop trying to make people into a mini me tds.
Sep 20, 2022 at 10:24 PMComment #38
Fenham – when it comes to things like refereeing, I want it to be neutral and unbiased, that’s how it’s supposed to be.
I want to feel biased about how amazing ASM’s solo goal was or Pope’s 92nd minute save was, not biased about a ref’s decision.
That’s it from me though…late here…
Sep 20, 2022 at 10:25 PMComment #39
Fenham – do me a favour and set him straight will you…
Fenham to Chalfont
Sep 20, 2022 at 10:32 PMComment #40
What I’m trying to get at in my previous post above you’ve taken 2 examples that were totally correct VAR decisions, for all to see:
– the Jiminez disallowed goal was spot on as Fraser got clearly fouled in the run up to the goal. Fraser would have got to the ball but the wolves player barged him to the floor and was as clear foul as you could get.
– the Trippier one already explained above.
So you are using 2 VAR incidents that were clearly called right. However we’ve had so many dodgy VAR decisions go against us this season that could equate to 7 possible points that would have us sitting pretty in the top 6. Why have you not took note of these?
That is the difference and is what I am getting at. You seen to come on playing devil’s advocate and snacks of a neutral fan and not an NUFC fan. You surely be aware that we have been clearly and disgracefully robbed of a potential 7 points. That is the difference. I’m sure the vast majority will agree with me in here and not with Black and White tainted glasses either. VAR has really not balanced out for us this season at all. Nee chance IMO. However, I appreciate that you are looking at it as some sort of neutral. I’m black and white daft so I won’t be looking at it as a neutral but as a very disgruntled hard done by NUFC fan. I’m sure Eddie and his boys will feel the same. However, Eddie won’t dwell on it as it won’t change the outcome. But something needs to as we will get nowhere constantly robbed. Dear me Duck Turpin wore a mask. These lot so it in plain site and couldn’t give 2 F’s.